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Los Angeles Times Staff WriterIn 1957, Jimmy Steward graduated from high school in El Dorado, Ark., which had piney woods and pretty promenades left over from an oil boom, but no jobs to speak of. Like many others, he looked west for work, and landed in South Los Angeles, where,...
Special to The TimesIt was hustle and flow, all right. Terrence Howard, the Oscar-nominated actor best known for his role as Djay, the rapping pimp protagonist of Craig Brewer's acclaimed 2005 film, was doing everything but serving smoked Gouda to the 40 or so people...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterBritish documentary maker Tony Palmer called his 17-hour TV series exploring the origins of American popular music “All You Need Is Love,” because John Lennon told him it would make a great title. But in the three decades since he made it, it'...
Tags: Jerry Lee Lewis, Muddy Waters, Bo Diddley, DVDs, Irving Berlin
Times Staff Writer1880s Isaac Newton Van Nuys, entrepreneur and member of the homesteading Lankershim group, has built the San Fernando Valley's first wood-frame house, its curb appeal immediately driving up prices in an area of adobe structures. Van Nuys' house, which...
Tags: Celebrities, Apartments, Sculpture, Stock Broking, W.C. Fields
Times Staff WriterThey've just unleashed the dawgs on the streets of this college town — 36 fanciful fiberglass bulldogs that will be permanent works of public art in and around the historic downtown and on the campus of the University of Georgia, home of the Georgia...
Tags: Horse (animal), Sculpture, Soccer, Elections, Vehicles
Linda Kellar seemed too young for dementia, the slow-forming disease that erodes the memories of people usually much older than the then-54-year-old housewife. But in 2009 that's what doctors found to be the cause of Kellar's severe agitation, memory...
Staff WriterAl Jolson can still pack them in the theater, 86 years after ushering in "the talkies" and 63 years after his death. At least that's the idea with the tribute by The Broward County Film Society (also called FLiFF) to the man billed as "The World’s...
Channel Guide MagazineHere are some of the notable new and returning TV specials, documentaries and movies airing in celebration of Black History Month 2013. All times are Eastern. Programming is subject to change; check back regularly for additions and updates. American...
Toby's Dinner Theatre of Columbia often delivers the unexpected — even in a show called "Hot Nostalgia II," billed as "an original musical review." It's all that and more, featuring a kaleidoscope of musical moments from the 1920s through the...
Shirley Reingold, who managed the early R&B vocal group The Orioles and wrote their 1948 hit song "It's Too Soon to Know," died of heart disease Oct. 10 at Aventura Hospital in Aventura, Fla. The native Baltimorean was 89. She was known professionally as...
KTLA NewsSaturday @ 8:30am 3rd Annual Strut Your Mutt Pan Pacific Park 7600 Beverly Boulevard Los Angeles www.strutyourmutt.org Strut Your Mutt to raise money for local animal rescue groups Saturday during a leisurely one mile group dog walk followed by a festival...
Some gigs seem almost too good to be true: I’ve been covering music for the Tribune for 35 years, since I started freelancing in 1977 and joined the staff in ’83. I sometimes get emails from great musicians traveling the world who tell me...
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